Boston, Massachusetts native Mark Wahlberg is an entertainment icon with a passion for fitness. In a pair of Instagram posts, Wahlberg showed off some of his training, which included behind-the-neck presses.
Wahlberg is a versatile actor and performer, who first made a name for himself as a rapper in the 1990s as the leader of the Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, the same group who went number one with “Good Vibrations” in 1991. In addition, he became a popular Calvin Klein model with many taking notice of his muscular physique.
The 52-year-old has taken part in numerous blockbuster hits as an actor. He’s participated in The Transformers franchise and has worked with esteemed directors in film such as Martin Scorsese in The Departed. One film, in particular, required Wahlberg to gain a dramatic amount of weight. He played a boxer-turned-priest in Father Stu. Looking back, Wahlberg revealed that he had to eat an 11,000-calorie diet for rapid weight gain.
After putting on the weight, Wahlberg faced a tough journey as he took part in a reverse body transformation. Wahlberg said the transformation took 14 weeks and eventually, his abs started showing again. The outcome, while shocking to many, showcased Wahlberg’s dedication and discipline to healthy living.
And while he still operates under a tight schedule, Wahlberg never misses a training session. He’s become famous for his middle-of-the-night and 4 A.M. workout routines, where he takes great pride in starting his days earlier than most.
Mark Wahlberg Smashes Behind-The-Neck Presses and Shows Off Shredded Physique
“Stay lean off the Lino” Mark Wahlberg shared.
Regardless of the body part, Wahlberg doesn’t hold back in training sessions. He recently tested his lower body strength with a set of Bulgarian split squats where he held a dumbbell in each hand for added resistance. In addition, he fired off machine leg extension reps to maintain his quad definition.
Wahlberg will take part in a bodybuilding film about ‘The Godfather of Fitness’ Jack LaLanne. Production for the movie is expected to begin in 2024 and Wahlberg will serve as a producer. Fans are looking forward to seeing Wahlberg take on this role considering he’s a passionate bodybuilding fan who will surely do the project justice.
Given Wahlberg’s consistency and willingness to train, he remains one of the fittest actors in Hollywood today. Even though he faces obligation after obligation, Mark understands the importance of fitness and regular exercise.